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LRU's Asheville campus hosts film producer, Chip White
LRU's Asheville campus hosts film producer, Chip White

Lenoir-Rhyne University will present An Evening of Short Films with North Carolina film producer, Chip White, on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend a reception where refreshments will be served prior to the event at 7 p.m. A question and answer session will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

White is originally from the shores of South Carolina and is the younger brother of Wheel of Fortune's famous letter-turner, Vanna White. He has over 30 years' experience in the film, television, and video business. White moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980's and spent the next 20 years working for some of Hollywood's biggest companies, including King World, Sony, MTV, Vh1, Nickelodeon, and Discovery. In 2005 White relocated back to the Carolinas where he continues to produce and develop projects under the Stack 3 Productions banner.

Three of White's award winning, Carolina-made short films, will be featured during the event including, A Chess Player, My Luchador, and Crab Trap. LRU's Multicultural Scholar in Residence, Melody Li, will lead the question and answer session following the film screenings. Li is teaching a class titled, Global Chinese Cinema, during the fall semester on LRU's main campus in Hickory.

White's films for viewing and discussion include:

A Chess Player

The story of Tony Summerall, the rise and fall of the world's greatest Chess Master.

My Luchador

The story of an aging professional wrestler, who pounds his life away at a corporate keypunching job. His wife, a successful executive, helps him find his way back to his purpose.

Crab Trap

In the short film, Crab Trap, the main character finds himself crawling back from the edge of society: "Thirsty" tries to prove he's a "changed man" to his sister in order to gain access to his daughter once again.

For more information visit lr.edu/publicevents.